takoma_records2On Saturday, March 12, Artichoke Music will present a special night featuring three of the original members of the legendary “Takoma 7,” touring together for the first time, Toulouse Engelhardt, Peter Lang, and Rick Rustin. The late John Fahey hand-selected and signed these three finger-picking guitar masters, along with Leo Kottke and Robbie Basho, to his now cult label, Takoma Records, thus raising the bar for all future acoustic guitarists.

Toulouse Engelhardt, nicknamed the “Segovia of Surf” is renowned for his free-form, lightning fast guitar stylings and colorful, cinematic melodies.

takoma_records4Peter Lang is one of the world’s preeminent 6 and 12-string finger-picking guitar players who credits the work of such country bluesmen as Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Blake, Rev. Gary Davis, and Mississippi John Hurt as the principal influences on his dizzying finger-picking.

takoma_records5Rick Ruskin started playing guitar in 1962, and in merely one year became a respected professional musician. While still in Jr. High School, he was chosen to open for the Reverend Gary Davis who took the young guitarist on as a personal student that following summer.

This is an opportunity of a lifetime for true lovers of acoustic, finger-style picking. Artichoke Music is located at 3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd. show time is 8:00 pm. Tickets are $15.00 at Artichoke, call for reservations at 503-232-8845.